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Aug 12, 2013 3:00pm PDT
, the struggles of yesterday, and as we're approaching the an vary of the march on washington we have to wonder if the goals of the march on washington were met over the past 50 years. the answer to that is no, they were not. we need people not only as young as my grandchildren, they're great kids, weren't they? not only kids as young as my grandchildren, but people as old as you and i are. we need to put our shoulders to the wheel, ge make sure the figt gets done. >> michael: i don't know what you meant by people as old as you and i, but thank you for coming. i really appreciate it. >>> i'm looking at you, john boehner, politicians are on summer break, and what better place than des moines, really? donnie fowler and my good friend ben mankiewicz will collectively shape their views on that with me. they'll also share them. and ro khama getting ready for the silicon valley house seat. and whether vacationing or campaigning, a book that every lawmaker should have on their summer reading list, a dream foreclosed. i'll talk to the author about the people she met and the courageous action they have
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Aug 7, 2013 3:00pm PDT
his vacation from the war room inside the war room and from washington, we also have mother jones magazine dark money reporter andy krohl. is this kind of hinge illegal, unethical, is it just a coincidence, bad judgment on booker's part, a combination of all of it. when i read this story, i thought that it was one of the most corrupt schemes to deliver personal money to a u.s. senate candidate that i've seen in a long time. what do you think? volunteer well, i think it raises a whole bunch of red flags about cory booker, and about how he interacts with the people who, you know, both people that he, who's interests he could be legislating or deciding on if he does become -- does he does go to congress, and also just issues about who funds his campaign. there are so may be murky overlaps here and ethical trip wires, if you will, about this whole, you know, you tube wanna-be venture that he is a part of. you also saw that the john of jeff zuker, the head of cnn, his 14-year-old son was on the board and had stock options for this company, as well. now i see the news coming out later t
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Aug 6, 2013 3:00am PDT
, extra, read all about it! "washington post" has been sold! whoa! hey, good morning, everybody. nation's capital waking up to that shocking bit of news this morning and people all around the country talking about it, as well. good morning, good morning, great to see you. it's a tuesday. tuesday, august 6th, in fact. and we are here in our nation's capital, booming out to you all across this great land of ours on your local progressive talk radio station, lucky if you've got one and give them your full support and on current tv for another week and a day here. and we're glad to be with you whether you're watching or listening, keep up with us here on the "full court press" and join the conversation. because our job is to let you know what's going on this morning here in our nation's capital, around the country and around the globe. your job is to tell us what you think about it all. and what you think we ought to be doing about it. 1-866-55-press is your ticket. that's our toll free number. 1-866-55-press. and then you go on twitter, if you prefer. give us your comments at bpshow or on
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Aug 7, 2013 3:00am PDT
. this is the "full court press" coming to you live on current tv from our studio on capitol hill in washington, d.c. good to see you this morning and good to have you with us and welcome to washington and the summer in washington where it's kind of a ghost town with the congress out of town and the president out of town. he spent the night in los angeles. he will be down at camp pendleton later this afternoon. we will bring you up to date on the news of the day and take your calls at 1-866-55-press. look forward to hearing from you on twitter at bpshow and on facebook at facebook.com/billpressshow. in the news today, of course, everybody still buzzing about the fact that "the washington post" was sold. could "the new york times" be next? that's what people are asking. and around washington, the most common reaction is well, jeff bezos bought it, at least it wasn't rupert murdoch or the koch brothers. good news on the child obesity front. give some credit to first lady michelle obama. pardon me. oh, my god, i don't think i've ever done that on television before but for the first time ever -- not e
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Aug 6, 2013 3:00pm PDT
of the billionaire newspaper owner's club when he scooped up the "washington post" for a cool quarter billion dollars. he joins a growing list which includes among others . . . and so who cares? newspapers are dying anyway, right? not so fast, a 2009 report showed that not only do 75% of adults still read newspapers, but local and online news overwhelmingly originates from traditional papers like the "washington post." so most americans newspaper still originates there. the idea that newspapers have been marginalized and replaced by the internet is a total fallacy. they have the kind of power that charles foster cane dreamed of. >> people will think -- >> what i tell them to think. >> david: and alex wrote today . . . jeff bezos is a man who can afford that kind of influence. the purchase price of a quarter billion dollars is less than 1% of his $28 billion net worth. so is he just bored, a rich guy buying a new toy? his company is definitely politically engaged. under his leadership, amazon has vigorously opposed anti-just legislation. they have also lobbies for lower taxes and the company was until
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Aug 14, 2013 3:00am PDT
to call them out. unacceptable is how washington continues to screw the middle class over. cenk off air>>> i don't want the middle class taking the brunt of the spending cuts and all the different programs that wind up hurting the middle class. cenk on air>>> you got to go to the local level, the state level and we have to fight hard to make sure they can't buy our politics anymore. cenk off air>>> and they can question if i'm right about that. but i think the audience gets that, i actually mean it. cenk on air>>> 3 trillion dollars in spending cuts! narrator>>> uniquely progressive and always topical, the worlds largest online news show is on current tv. cenk off air>>> and i think the audience gets, "this guys to best of his abilities is trying to look out for us." only on current tv! [♪ theme music ] >> announcer: broadcasting across the nation, on your radio, and on current tv, this is the "bill press show." >> bill: the department of justice says no, no, no to the planned merger between american airlines and usair. is this good for consumers? good morning, everybody. what do you
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Aug 1, 2013 3:00pm PDT
issued a veiled threat saying they're considering a. : >> michael: joining us now from washington, d.c. one of our favorites, michael tomasky. great to have you back here. michael, does it matter that all of these lawmakers in washington are so angry about this? does it change anything between russia and the u.s.? >> i don't think it changes a thing. do you think vladimir putin cares what john mccain said? i don't think so. however anybody feels about snowden, whistle blower, traitor, or something else, one has to look at putin. he's a sackture of the u.s u.s.-russian relationship. which was working pretty well, then putin announced his intention to come back. he came back and won the presidency, and then there were many isn'ts over th--many incids during the arab spring. >> michael: yes, that's a great point. we don't think about what putin's role is in all of this. look, edward snowden is coming here. exciting opportunity to mess with the u.s. and that is too bad. how much putin has to do with this, we'll never know. but it seemed that things were a little better than. >>> let's st
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Aug 6, 2013 5:00pm PDT
"the washington post." this is the biggest thing to happen to print media since tina brown turned it into a blog. reince priebus warns cnn if they run their planned mini series on hillary clinton, he will not let them carry the g.o.p. debates. thereby, totally p promotiti ememseselvlves in n adadvance ad guaranteeing cnn and abc will get better ratings than if they carried the debate. tonight's f bomb, it is an open letter to the right wing pro-life anti-abortion repeal roe v. wade community about how the republican party has been suckering them for decades. today is the birthday of crouching tiger hidden dragon star and bond girl, the great michelle yo, love her. andy warhol would have been 85 today. and the late great elliott smith nominated for an oscar for good will hunting soundtrack would have been 44 today. also, the best comedy tour you never heard of and congressman alan grayson is here. this is "viewpoint"! >> john: good evening, i'm john fuglesang. thank you for joining us on "viewpoint." the u.s. today ordered americans out of yemen sending the international terror ale
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Aug 8, 2013 3:00am PDT
our nation's capital, washington, d.c. as we've been telling you, it is a ghost town. these days. with the house out of session. the senate out of session. president obama is back in town barely for a couple of days then he scoots off to martha's vineyard for his own vacation. but to the extent there is any news, we'll tell you about it and give you a chance to comment on it at 1-866-55-press. join us on twitter at bpshow and on facebook at facebook.com/billpressshow. he goes up to martha's vineyard for vacation with his family, one person the president will not be playing golf with is vladimir putin. in fact, yesterday, the white house announced that the president was canceling his scheduled summit with vladimir putin before the g-20 meeting in st. petersburg because the president is pissed that vladimir putin gave a one-year asylum to edward snowden. for that, everything else goes on the rocks. and rick scott in florida says he's going to try once again to prevent latinos and blacks from voting. wow! on current tv. tell you all about it. are you encouraged by what you we have a
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Aug 9, 2013 3:00am PDT
. this is recent for washington. just opening now the first medical marijuana dispensaries including one right over there. right across the street from us. walked by it last night. big crowd outside. right over the popeye's chicken which we love. >> no more perfect place. >> there is a starbucks on the corner. >> shapingry la for -- shangry law for pot stickers. so many say this is dangerous including and above all, cnn's chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta who is a good guy but has always been down on pot. medical marijuana is a big mistake. yesterday, he came out and he said "i was wrong." here he is talking to piers morgan on cnn night before last. >> i have. and as part of my thinking, i have apologized for some of the earlier reporting because i think we've been terribly and systematically misled. part of that misleading. >> bill: he said i did part of that misleading. she said you know, the research is out there but i didn't take the time to do the research myself. i believed what the fed said. they were lying. >> i didn't look at labs in other country doing research. i didn't look a
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Aug 1, 2013 3:00am PDT
me, on current tv from our studio on capitol hill in washington, d.c. good to see you this morning and you know how it goes. we will tell you what's going on here in our nation's capital, around the country and around the globe and then we'll open up the phones for your calls at 1-866-55-press. on all of the stories of the day. we'll also look for your comments on twitter. welcome your comments on twitter at bp show and on facebook, become our friend if you're not already, facebook.com/billpressshow. lot going on. president obama coming up to capitol hill yesterday, meeting with house democrats and meeting with senate democrats. where he apparently got a lot of questions about the keystone pipeline and questions about rumors he might consider appointing larry summers, former treasury secretary under bill clinton, appointing larry summers to be the new head of the fed. a lot of members of congress unhappy with that prospect because they had such a terrible time with larry summers when he was treasury secretary. also, on the hill, the nsa came underfire in the senate judiciary commit
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Aug 5, 2013 5:00pm PDT
in washington of lobbyists who are only focused on tax code changes. and they bring a lot of pressure to the committees. so the optimist in my argument is that senators are only put forward changes in the tax code that would be good for most americans if they can put them forth in an anonymous way that would prevent those lobbyists knowing which senator pushed the issue. here is how we know that is a lot of nonsense. this is essentially taxation without representation. that is you are not allowed to see what your senator are putting forward. we know this was the two people putting it forward are arguably the most connected to the k street lobbying. mac baucus was recently called the senator from k street. and as business weak has reported, we basically know that a secrecy system is designed to make sure the proposals approximating put forward, preserve the most publicly embarrassing tax proposal that the average american would despite, but the corporate specialist would want. >> john: you mentioned it has the becoming of max baucus, and the top republican, orewin hatch, huge shock. >>
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Aug 8, 2013 3:00pm PDT
washington continues to screw the middle class over. cenk off air>>> i don't want the middle class taking the brunt of the spending cuts and all the different programs that wind up hurting the middle class. cenk on air>>> you got to go to the local level, the state level and we have to fight hard to make sure they can't buy our politics anymore. cenk off air>>> and they can question if i'm right about that. but i think the audience gets that, i actually mean it. cenk on air>>> 3 trillion dollars in spending cuts! narrator>>> uniquely progressive and always topical, the worlds largest online news show is on current tv. cenk off air>>> and i think the audience gets, "this guys to best of his abilities is trying to look out for us." only on current tv! if you believe in state's rights but still support the drug war you must be high. >> "viewpoint" digs deep into the issues of the day. >> do you think there is any chance we'll ever hear the president even say the word "carbon tax"? >> with an opened mind... >> has the time finally come for real immigration reform? >> ...and a distinctly satir
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Aug 13, 2013 3:00am PDT
called washington, d.c. our nation's capital where everybody has fled the coop except us. president's out of town. vice president's out of town. the house and the senate are all out of town as are most lobbyists and staffers and anybody with any sense, obviously we don't have any. big news today on the law enforcement area in the law enforcement area on three different fronts. first of all, attorney general eric holder says correctly that too many people are in prison for too long for offenses which don't deserve any prison time and he calls for changing our sentencing laws so prison is only reserved for the most serious offenses. a new york judge has said that new york city's stop, question and frisk policy or practices of the new york city police is wrong. it amounts to racial profiling and she says that they've got to stop it. stop and question people based on reasonable suspicion. in boston, a jury has found whitey bulger, surprise, surprise, guilty of racketeering and 11 counts of murder. all of that and more coming up right here on current tv. if you believe in state's rights but st
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Aug 2, 2013 3:00am PDT
system here in washington. it's called the metro. i use it all the time. that's how i get down to the white house and back every day. and almost anywhere i go, we use our car in washington probably one day a week. for one thing. otherwise, it is all metro or walk. walk in the neighborhood or metro. but something happened yesterday at metro that never happened before at the la font plaza station which is one, two, three stations, three stops from our subway stop here at eastern market on capitol hill. a lady was very, very pregnant, stepped off the train and wow, the baby said mommy, it's my time. she delivered and she said you know, when it comes -- there was an emt happened to be there off-duty right on the same train with her. got off, delivered the baby. here's the mama and a bystander. >> the baby's ready to come out, you just got to be ready. >> i've never seen anything like it. baby being born, not even my own children. i was really nervous, kind of scare and concerned about the baby's health and just a blessing the emt was here. >> popped right out like she was a quarter
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Aug 15, 2013 3:00am PDT
out of washington. certainly news around the rest of the country. and the rest of the world, particularly with the bloodshed in egypt and more and more pressure on the united states to take some serious action to let the egyptian military know that we are not supportive of this military coup and particularly the way they are now trying to enforce their rule over the people of egypt. 1-866-55-press is our toll free number. for your chance to comment on the news of the day and tell us what it all means to you. or you can join us on twitter at bpshow. invite your comments there and your comments on facebook at facebook.com/billpressshow. here we go with the whole team here in place today, peter ogborn and dan henning. >> hey, hey. >> good morning. >> bill: alichia cruz has the phones covered. cyprian bowlding on this -- it is all over for cyprian, right, because this is the last day for current. [ laughter ] >> no, not even close. get back, cyprian. you can't leave yet. >> bill: that's a good point. we have to remind everybody, first and foremost, we are a radio show. we are a
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Aug 5, 2013 3:00am PDT
to tackle the big stories of the day as we move into this new week. it's kind of quiet in washington, d.c. these days because the house and senate are both off on their august break. a five-week break if you can believe it. but they will probably get as much done while they are out of town as they did when they were in town, which was absolutely nothing. and president obama celebrating his 52nd birthday with a big round of golf and then a sleepover at camp david. edward snowden is not a terrorist, he is a whistleblower and in response to what the nsa says is a real terrorist threat, 19 embassies have been shutdown around the world. is this just an attempt to make the nsa look good in and we'll find out what happens to a-rod today. you'll find out all about it right here next on current tv. at 9 eastern. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. the troops love me. tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. (vo) sharp tongue. >>excuse me? (vo) quick wit. smell like cookies and freedom. (vo) and above all
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Aug 1, 2013 5:00pm PDT
"washington post" poll reveals 54% of americans didn't even know enough to say whether sequestration was a good or a bad thing for the country. again, i ask, seriously? here are just a few numbers. according to the white house, 70,000 preschoolers will be denied a place in head start, 125,000 poor families risk losing rental assistance which could leave them homeless. another 100,000 people who used to be homeless, including veterans will be kicked off programs to prevent them from going back to sleeping in cardboard boxes outside. this hurts you, america. hey, lindsey, what was that you said about sequestration? >> we screwed ourselves here. >> john: for the first time in my life, i couldn't agree with you more, lindsey. the impact does not end there. our next guests have a pretty solid insight on the problems. amara jones is an economics contributor to color lines.com. he served in the clinton white house on international trade policy and our old friend joel burg is a usda coordinator of community food security. he's the executive director of new york city coalition against hunger
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Aug 12, 2013 5:00pm PDT
reason to fear. dan balz is chief correspondent at the "washington post," also the author of the highly praised essential new book "collision 2012", obama versus romney and the future of elections in america. he joins us now from washington, d.c. dan, what a pleasure. thank you so much for being here on "viewpoint." >> john, thank you. >> john: congratulations to all of the acclaim your book has received. as you know, this weekend in iowa, both santorum and cruz criticized the romney campaign for its use of the catchphrase "you did build that." their argument it was another instance of him cozying up to the rich republicans. was that mitt romney's core problem as you see it? >> well, it was certainly a problem, john, in this respect. governor romney and president obama look at the economy from two totally different perspectives. their life experiences push them in different directions. when governor romney talked about the economy, he often talked about it from the perspective of job creators, whether small business people or larger business owners. he did not talk about the economy in
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Aug 12, 2013 3:00am PDT
are in washington, d.c. all you see are red caps, red shirts all over town. not so much this time. we are finally getting our money's worth in stephen strasbourg. he pitched his first complete game and it was a shutout. >> stephen strasbourg will take the mound for the final inning today. superman. complete game! what an amazing play to close it out. >> bill: direct line hit to third base and for zimmerman that could have been trouble, but he caught it, and it was all over. >> great play, he only gave up four hits and no runs. it was a very impressive performance. 11 strikeouts, he was good. >> i'm sure they were saying the right thing was done. >> maybe, he is is not pitching well. >> bill: jason dufner is having a great weekend. even though he bogeyed the last two holes he won the championship at oak hill in an impressive field. this is a guy who is as cool a s a cucumber and shows no emotion like some of the others we know, but looks can be deceiving. >> i come across as a cool customer, i guess, but there are nerves out there, especially when you're trying to win a major championship. >> bill
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Aug 5, 2013 6:00am PDT
make a me face. >> stephanie: remember we did washington, d.c. sexy liberal, guess who asked for tickets, mandy patinkin because he said the whole cast -- fans and -- >> no way! >> stephanie: hi, claire. >> i saw the parody of it before i ever saw the actual show. oh, okay, that's what they're -- >> that makes me anxious but dexter doesn't. i have no problem with -- >> dexter is so lovable. >> stephanie: i understand you shot a man at the yuck yucks once just to watch him die. >> i did then i kicked open a door. >> stephanie: and chopped him up. i have a friend who is in a virtual -- she's in a virtual panic she couldn't watch dexter last night. >> the time-warner thing. >> stephanie: they dropped showtime now. >> it could be months. >> stephanie: ironically, a lot of people may kill someone because they can't watch dexter. >> i hope bad things start happening because i need it back, too. >> stephanie: i hope you feel good about it. >> it is the final season. >> if somebody besides me that liked golf was under the age of 75, we would all get out of our chairs but it is just m
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Aug 13, 2013 3:00pm PDT
has written extensively on the nsa. he joins froes washington, d.c. thank you for join us on "the war room." >> thanks. >> michael: should we be conce concerned that james clapper is involved in this investigation? >> well certainly. of all people to pick you pick someone who has admit lying before congress. it's absurd to put someone in charge of this panel who has that record. i thought clapper should have been fired for his abuse to congress. the fact that he was given that question at least a day before the hearing, and he was give the chance to correct the misstatement the day after the hearing, yet he did neither. he could have easily have said if he didn't want to admit is we can only discuss this issue in closed session. but the reason he said what he said was i think he wanted to fool the american public. he wasn't fooling congress because they already new the answer in committee, but he wanted to fool the public in believing that the nsa was not spying when in fact they were. >> michael: i cannot believe the reluctance of the administration not to fire the guy but then in a
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Jul 31, 2013 5:00pm PDT
's brilliant. (vo) first, news and analysis with a washington perspective from an emmy winning insider. >> i know this stuff, and i love it. (vo) followed by humor and politics with a west coast edge. bill press and stephanie miller. >> what a way to start the day. >> john: we are back with one of our favorite people, the lovely and talented ms. joy behar who just wrapped up a 16-year run on "the view," and her humor and insight will be greatly missed in those conversations, and we're fortunate to have you here in your other little home. >> which wraps up tomorrow nig night. >> john: it's a week of finales. >> yes, it is a week of finales. >> john: what are you going to be next. >> people don't understand that there is a life after television. even the shrink that i had on my show tonight, september is going to come and you're going to be very upset. how do you know? >> john: i'm ready for my vacation myself. >> the most fun i have any way is backstage. >> john: so you grew up in brooklyn. was your family political or funny? >> my grandfather, they said, used to throw things off the roof, wh
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Aug 14, 2013 3:00pm PDT
in washington now without taking the money away. >> listen, if the people lead the leaders will follow. the only way it is going to happen is if you can convince your friends, family, everyone, that money is rotting the system. and when we can get people to get serious about getting money out of politics, make our republican brothers and sisters understand that citizens united hurt them, and the repeal of glass spiegel was a racket perpetrated on us by both the republicans in congress, and the democrats in the white house, but the politicians are not going to reform this. it is going to have to come from the people. >> michael: and when you talk about lawrence summers now being considered to run the fed -- >> yeah, i have a lot of jokes about larry summers, but they are all very derivative. [ laughter ] >> 12 peeps got that joke. >> michael: yeah, and two of them are on camera. john fugelsang getting to know you and having our audience get to watch you, you put on some really good shows, you are one of the best tweeters out there, and i hope we see you again soon. where are you going to be going
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Aug 14, 2013 4:00pm PDT
with a washington perspective from an emmy winning insider. >> i know this stuff, and i love it. (vo) followed by humor and politics with a west coast edge. bill press and stephanie miller. >> what a way to start the day. this show is about analyzing, criticizing, and holding policy to the fire. are you encouraged by what you heard the president say the other night? is this personal, or is it political? a lot of my work happens by doing the things that i'm given to doing anyway, by staying in touch with everything that is going on politically and putting my own nuance on it. in reality it's not like they actually care. this is purely about political grandstanding. i've worn lots of hats, but i've always kept this going. i've been doing politics now for a dozen years. (vo) he's been called the epic politics man. he's michael shure and his arena is the war room. >> these republicans in congress that think the world ends at the atlantic ocean border and pacific ocean border. the bloggers and the people that book book people as well. not only does senator rubio just care about rich people, but
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Aug 15, 2013 3:00pm PDT
anniversary of the march on washington and this speech. >> i have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but the content of their character. i have a dream for them. >> michael: bill, if dr. king were with us today as sometimes silly hypothetical, but i think it's important, what would he tell progressives to focus on? what is the fierce urgency of now, as he said. >> i would defer to jason on this, but i would say two things from my perspective. i want to point out that the legendary iconic john lewis is going to speak at that 50th anniversary, and he spoke at the first one. i think he's the last of the speakers alive who spoke there. i find that so thrilling and so meaningful. i think john lewis and martin luther king jr. would say two things, number one, let's remember that that march on washington was about jobs and economic justice. i think that's one thing that martin luther king jr. would be telling us today. there are too many in this country who are out of work, who have not seen their real wa
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Aug 1, 2013 6:00am PDT
to be the first one to call them out. cenk on air>> what's unacceptable is how washington continues to screw the middle class over. cenk off air>>> i don't want the middle class taking the brunt of the spending cuts and all the different programs that wind up hurting the middle class. cenk on air>>> you got to go to the local level, the state level and we have to fight hard to make sure they can't buy our politics anymore. cenk off air>>> and they can question if i'm right about that. but i think the audience gets that, i actually mean it. cenk on air>>> 3 cuts! narrator>>> uniquely progressive and always topical, the worlds largest online news show is on current tv. cenk off air>>> and i think the audience gets, "this guys to best of his abilities is trying to look out for us." only on current tv! this show is about analyzing, criticizing, and holding policy to the fire. are you encouraged by what you heard the president say the other night? is this personal, or is it political? a lot of my work happens by doing the things that i'm given to doing anyway, by staying in touch with everything
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Aug 13, 2013 5:00pm PDT
is how washington continues to screw the middle class over. cenk off air>>> i don't want the middle class taking the brunt of the spending cuts and all the different programs that wind up hurting the middle class. cenk on air>>> you got to go to the local level, the state level and we have to fight hard to make sure they can't buy our politics anymore. cenk off air>>> and they can question if i'm right about that. but i think the audience gets that, i actually mean it. cenk on air>>> 3 trillion dollars in spending cuts! narrator>>> uniquely progressive and always topical, the worlds largest online news show is on current tv. cenk off air>>> and i think the audience gets, "this guys to best of his for us." only on current tv! >> john: i'm john fuglesang. this is "viewpoint." you know that gay rights have come a long way when the fight comes to country music which has been known, of course, for good ole boy politics and sadly, gay bashing songs going back decades. take 195 is's bob peck song "homo the range" about a cowboy named alexis. >> he was a prairie fairy. yippee i -- his horse was j
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Aug 12, 2013 6:00am PDT
, especially in washington. everyone is on vacation. president obama is now in martha's vineyard though he'll be getting daily briefings from senior aides and he will spend some time, of course, preparing for what's likely to be a busy falling, dealing with among other things immigration reform and the federal budget. while our president is now playing golf and relaxing a bit. enjoying downtime, the norwegian prime minister has been taking on a second job. well, sort of. let me explain. he went undercover as a taxi driver in oslo during june because he wanted to hear what real people had to say. his exchanges with cab riders were caught on hidden camera. he wore a disguise and only gave away his real identity once the passengers recognized him. that's not really a great disguise if you think about it, just the sunglasses. a company helped him with the project and the video was posted on his facebook page. it is also going to be used as part of a film that he will use during his re-election campaign next month. the idea was to find out what people really had to say if he were driving a taxi
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Aug 8, 2013 5:00pm PDT
up, pot, good. according to cnn and george washington. the f bomb is next. at 9 eastern. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. the troops love me. tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. (vo) sharp tongue. >>excuse me? (vo) quick wit. >> and yes, president obama does smell like cookies and freedom. (vo) and above all, opinion and attitude. >> really?! this is the kind of stuff they say about something they just pulled freshly from their [bleep]. >> you know what those people are like. >> what could possibly go wrong in eight years of george bush? >> my producer just coughed up a hairball. >>sorry. >>just be grateful current tv doesn't come in "smell-o-vision" >> oh come on! the sweatshirt is nice and all, but i could use a golden lasso. (vo)only on current tv. >> did anyone tell the pilgrims they should self-deport? >> no, they said "make us a turkey and make it fast". >> (laughter). >> she gets the comedians laughing. >> that's the best! >> that's hilarious. >> ... and the thinkers thi
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Aug 6, 2013 6:00am PDT
on air>> what's unacceptable is how washington continues to screw the middle class over. cenk off air>>> i don't want the middle class taking the brunt of the spending cuts and all the different programs that wind up hurting the middle class. cenk on air>>> you got to go to the local level, the state level and we have to fight hard to make sure they can't buy our politics anymore. cenk off air>>> and they can question if i'm right about that. but i think the audience gets that, i actually mean it. cenk on air>>> 3 trillion dollars in spending cuts! narrator>>> uniquely progressive and always topical, the worlds largest online news show is on current tv. cenk off air>>> and i think the audience gets, "this guys to best of his abilities is trying to look out for us." only on current tv! ♪ ♪ it's a beautiful day ♪ don't let it get away >> stephanie: uh-huh. it is the "stephanie miller show." welcome it to. six minutes after the hour, 1-800-steph-1-2 the phone number toll free from anywhere. charlie pierce of esquire.com on the big show today. carlos alazraqui live in hour number th
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Aug 7, 2013 6:00am PDT
it or that there was a big report in -- i want to say it was "the washington post" but there was this -- it was an article saying that the certain congressmen are being rebuffed from their requests about information on certain programs like well, they're not on the intelligence committee. they haven't been vetted. they don't do the process. there is a reason why there is a hierarchical way. you can't be just like a one term and learn everything and get out because of redistricting. it is just not going to hand out information. you can't get all of it without going through proper channels so this idea that you're going to walk in and go i need do know everything the nsa is doing. i've been here six weeks. it is just absurd. >> stephanie: al franken, no right-winger made this point. he said if everyone sees everything i see, then guess what, the terrorists see it, too. >> hal: exactly. there is an element of -- there is a balance of free press and how much information you give out and at a certain point where you're giving out where troop position are and who your covert agents in the field are. >> stephani
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freedom ring event. it commemorates the march on washington, which drew some 250,000 people. >> we heard from mark zukerburg about why he is backing immigration reform. he is launching an ad campaign to try to influence wavering members of congress. >> i do want to give back. i believe 100% in what this country stands for. let me earn it. let me serve. i just want an opportunity. i want a chance. >> that's alejandro morales. he cannot serve our country, his country because of his immigration status. he would like to be a marine. we're back right after the break. stay with us. this show is about analyzing, criticizing, and holding policy to the fire. are you encouraged by what you heard the president say the other night? is this personal, or is it political? a lot of my work happens by doing the things that i'm given to doing anyway, by staying in touch with everything that is going on politically and putting my own nuance on it. in reality it's not like they actually care. this is purely about political grandstanding. i've worn lots of hats, but i've always kept this going. i've been d
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Aug 13, 2013 6:00am PDT
a lot of information come out from the guardian and a bit from the "washington post" and other places about the data that is collected, but we haven't had many scoops about data being blatantly misused. i don't think we have. so maybe there is a conclusion to be drawn from that. >> stephanie: yeah. michael another great piece. talk to you again soon. >> always enjoy it. [ applause ] >> stephanie: i'm going to get -- my sister has lived in all of the stans -- >> yeah, they are listen togher. >> stephanie: oh, yeah. oh, yeah. >> oh, you are the salmon lady. >> no, that's mary. >> oh, by the way, thank you for the salmon burps. >> stephanie: yay! now it's magically pungent in here. >> oh, god. >> stephanie: we'll be right back. >> oh, what a lovely program! >> announcer: it's the "stephanie miller show." ♪ you know who is coming on to me now? you know the kind of guys that do reverse mortgage commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're
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Aug 6, 2013 4:00pm PDT
now? theyoungturks.com. >> john: jeff bezos buys "the washington post." this is the biggest thing to happen to print media since tina brown turned it into a blog. reince priebus warns cnn if they run their planned mini series on hillary clinton, he will not let them carry the g.o.p. debates. thereby, totally p promotiti ememseselvlves in n adadvance ad guaranteeing cnn and abc will get better ratings than if they carried the debate. tonight's f bomb, it is an open letter to the right wing pro-life anti-abortion repeal roe v. wade community about how the republican
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Aug 7, 2013 4:00pm PDT
the progressive caucus neve gets any attention in washington or from a democratic administration? >> well, because of the overton window. it's this concept that certain things are considered part of regular political discourse and certain things are not, and it's completely arbitrary. this is why ted cruz, somebody who really has no grasp of government whatsoever and never has done anything constructive that would justify listening to ted cruz gets listened to on the sunday talk shows and so on that and so forth. it is in fact true that the progressive budget caucus budget would balance the budget much quicker than any other proposed budget, even the lunatic fictitious ripe budget, which is makes up numbers and fills in blanks that remain blanks. the fact is that this core concept is volleyed in the prospective budget. the core concept is if you're serious about ending the fiscal government and the good afternoon paying its bills, you must raise taxes on people with money. the problem with the right wing is they've put out this idea that the real problem in america is that rich people don't have e
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Aug 14, 2013 6:00am PDT
people injured in clashes nationwide and "the washington post" reports witnesses have counted at least 42 fatalities at the largest sit-in dispersed by police in cairo's district. according to the a.p., egypt state tv reports the president has declared a month-long state of emergency. former representative jesse jackson jr. and his wife, sandy in court today as they face sentencing in separate cases. they found them both guilty of misspending some $750,000 in campaign funds. jackson had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and took a strange leave of absence from congress in june of 2012. months later in february, he and his wife pled guilty to a year-long spending spree during which they purchased watches and music memorabilia. they face prison. jackson on the charge of felony conspiracy and his wife on a charge of failing to report about $600,000 of taxable income. >>> and private first class bradley manning is scheduled to speak on his own behalf today. as the sentencing phase of his court-martial continues. it is up to him whether or not he's going to make a statement that allows him
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Aug 9, 2013 6:00am PDT
someone just for the sake of accepting him back to washington. oh, snap. >> oh, no, he didn't. stephanie: oh, yes. >> oh, yes, he did. stephanie: talk to the shell. >> them's fighting words. hold still while i try to take a punch. it's coming. it's coming. look out, here it comes. here it comes. stephanie: you have to be a really bad fighter to get cold cocked by mitch mcconnell. it takes a week to get there. >> avoid smearing his opponents or democratic challenger, instead offer a concrete example to something he's proud of running on and asking him to be a man. >> i challenge you to a duel. hold still, here it comes. >> he doesn't have an index finger with which to paul trigger in a dual. stephanie: no, he does not. we have lots to get to. we have russia. russia is by the way, disappointed, the president disappointed in russia, russia now also. >> disappointed. stephanie: disappointed in us. rocky mountain mike has helped. as a mayor, we have a lot of right wing callers. >> we have. stephanie: yes. yesterday, jacki explained what was happening with the capitol hill exemption. >> we flu
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